Thousands of students participate in impressive Gita Jayanti celebrations by BVK

via published on December 6, 2009

Padmasri P Parameswaran, an RSS ideologue and Director, Bharateeya Vichar Kendram, was the brain behind observing Ramayana Month during the Malayalam month of Karkidakam. Now Thunchath Ramanujan Ezhuthachan’s Adyatma Ramayana is being read in lakhs of Hindu houses and temples throughout Kerala and in NRI pockets in Gulf, US and Europe. Shri Parames-waranji is also the moving spirit behind the Gita Movement which has been embracing Kerala since 2000. The successful International Seminar on Bhagavad Gita, in which the Dalai Lama participated, and thousands of Gita Swadyaya Samitis, which promote the Gita in every nook and corner of Kerala, are the highlights of his vision. Like every year, the Gita Jayanti was observed in Thiruvananthapuram on November 28 at the Attukal Durga Temple, the Sabarimala of women. Breaking all previous records almost 4000 children from 30 schools of Thiruvananthapuram, participated in the group chanting of 18 chapters of the Bhagvad Gita.

Inaugurating the massive meet, poet Vishnu Narayanaa Nampoothiri said: leftists have created a wrong impression that anything Hindu including the Gita is moving backward. “Nothing offers so much solution to modern-day life and problems as does the Bhagavad Gita. It covers all aspects of human activity. Sanskrit is there from beginning of mankind and the Gita is its elixir. Human race needs not only economic development but also spiritual and cultural awakening. We have a habit of apeing the West. Now since West has started moving to Bharatiya way of life, Ayurveda, spirituality, etc., we should also follow it. Only in Bharat we consider life and existence to be a bliss. There is wavering in our minds similar to in the Arjuna’s mind in Kurukshetra and only the Gita can make our mind clear and perfect. It is the consciousness of our nation.” He concluded by asking the older generation to give more opportunities to the young generation to learn the Gita and our culture.

Shri Gopalaraman, a leading educationalist and secretary of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, said the Bhagvad Gita has been sacred since it came from the mouth of Sri Krishna. “Just like a mobile phone, every Hindu should carry a copy of Bhagvad Gita, to be read during travel and intervals. If a course on Gita is given to Ministers, MPs, MLAs, etc., the volume of scams and corruption will come down heavily.” He lauded the Gita Movement as a national mission and vision.

Delivering a brief speech Padmasri P Parameswaran said the celebrations are going from strength to strength every year. “The Vedas call us amritapurushas. The Gita is the amrut we have partaken. In the name of the Gita, all Hindu organisations of Kerala should come together for national and cultural unity.”

After the group chanting, which was a visual treat, the temple provided a feast to all the students, teachers and guests

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